Sheryl Kataoka, MD, MSHS
As a clinician and health services researcher, Dr. Kataoka is devoted to improving access to and quality of mental health care for ethnic minority children and their families through school-based services. As co-chairperson of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Schools Committee, Dr. Kataoka helps expand and improve mental health services in schools across the United States. Through a community-academic partnership, she collaborated with colleagues at LAUSD and RAND in developing the CBITS program to be culturally sensitive for the multiethnic students in Los Angeles. With NIMH funding, Dr. Kataoka is now studying how the Learning Collaborative model impacts the implementation effectiveness of evidence-based interventions such as CBITS in school settings.
- Associate Professor, UCLA Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Director of Training, Child Psychiatry Fellowship, UCLA
- Co-chair, Schools Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- MD, George Washington University School of Medicine
- MSHS, UCLA School of Public Health
- Kataoka, S., Stein, B., Jaycox, L., Wong, M., Tu, W., Escudero, P., Zaragoza, C., & Fink, A. (2003). A school-based mental health program for traumatized Latino immigrant children. Journal of the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, 42, 311-318.
- Kataoka, S., Fuentes, S., O'Donoghue, V., Castillo-Campos, P., Bonilla, A., Halsey, K., Avila, J., Wells, K. (2006). A community participatory research partnership: The development of a faith-based intervention for children exposed to violence. Eth Dis, 16, 89-97.
- Kataoka S., Langley, A., Stein, B., Jaycox, L., Zhang, L., Sanchez, N., & Wong, M. (2009). Screening in schools for violence exposure and PTSD: The role of English language fluency in Latino youth. Journal of Child Family Studies,18, 334-341.
- Schoenbaum, M., Butler, B., Kataoka, S., Norquist, G., Springgate, B., Sullivan, G., Duan, N., Kessler, R., & Wells, K. (2009). Addressing mental health response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Modeling service use, costs, and outcomes. Archives of General Psychiatry, 66, 906-914.
- Kataoka, S., Nadeem, E., Langley, A., Jaycox, L., Stein, B., & Young, P. (2009). Improving community disaster mental health care in schools: A community partnered approach. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37(6S1), 225-229.